The Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound holds one of the world’s largest collection of print discographies, numbering over 7200, covering recordings made since the beginning of sound recording in the late 1880s up until the present day, and devoted to a range of genres and locations across the globe. These discographies are published by major academic presses, as well as by small, independent publishers; some are self-published by known discographers. Many of these discographies are produced in small batches and are not held by any other institution. Together, these discographies present the landscape of sound recordings releases that includes those that no longer exist in any physical collections.
The following print discographies are what we use most frequently for daily reference work:
Additional print discographies can be located using these methods:
A number of print discographies are now available online for free download, from the following sites: